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“Charming rooms with superior service” 5 of 5 stars
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1805 Marin Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Berkeley B&B and Inns
Alexandria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Charming rooms with superior service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The rooms exceeded my expectations with a very large bathroom equipped with both a jacuzzi bathtub and a separate enclosed shower, double sinks, plenty of towels, and terrycloth bathrobes. Also, the small kitchen area had a refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave, electric teapot, and coffee maker--with both regular and decaf fresh ground coffee. Peaceful garden with areas where guests can sit and read or eat. Wendy was very helpful and flexible, fixing a great breakfast tray for which you can let her know the day before your choices and preferred time, or even choose a voucher for coffee and pastry for nearby bakery or coffe shop. Hope to come back soon!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

I have travelled to Berkeley frequently for years. I have stayed in all of the many possibilities for lodging in Berkeley. The Brick Path is light years beyond everything else in terms of the beauty, comfort and peacefulness of the surroundings, and the host, Wendy, who is extremely reliable and always gracious. The location is also great...everything you could need or want a short distance away. There is nothing not to just love about this place. Wendy has put together a real model B &B experience.

Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Point Reyes Station, CA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2010

Brick Path is a secret, tucked away spot in a 5* location. Park your car and walk the delightful Berkeley paths, walk to Solano Ave for a range of exotic restaurants & for a bookstore browse @ Pegasus. Shop for clothes or grab a great coffee drink @ Pete's. Andronico's market is 1/2 block away if you want to dine in and enjoy Wendy's inviting garden. Even though it's right on Marin Ave it's delightfully serene & quiet. Unlike other B&B's you have the total privacy and luxury of a perfect kitchenette where you can enjoy the privacy of your tastefully decorated room. Just read the guest book to see how many visitors have returned again, & again, & again. I'm one of them. Traveling solo as a single woman is cozy and safe @ the Brick Path. Wendy is a treasure of an inn keeper.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

Trust Wendy Sprague to take good care of you. The Fireplace Room, the most affordable, is spacious, beautifully maintained, and there's that fireplace to keep you warm and add that special ambiance. Room is super-clean, which is a must for me. Parking is easy breezy and just around the corner is a cool street with two cafes/bakeries for which Wendy will offer gift certificates if you don't want breakfast personally delivered. And did I mention the gardens and grounds are gorgeous?

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Pullman, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

From the personal email responses from proprietor Wendy Sprague before the trip, to the effort to make everything as pleasant as possible once we were there -- the Brick Path Bed and Breakfast is perfect in every way. The location is fantastic for those wishing to be in a Berkeley residential neighborhood, and yet the proximity to Solano Avenue and its array of restaurants, coffee shops, and stores is unmatched.

The room we stayed in (the Fireplace Room) was cozy and convenient; for those wishing for more privacy than a conventional bed and breakfast, it's a nice touch that the three rooms have their own entrances (and keys) along a beautiful little path off the street, and -- if you do not want the room-service breakfast (or, like us, would prefer to sleep in) -- you can opt for gift certificates/coupons to your choice of an excellent nearby bakery or coffee shop.

I've already recommended this bed and breakfast to other friends and family visiting Berkeley, and I will continue to do so. Fantastic choice.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

The Brick Path is such a calm oasis, located in a residential neighborhood but close to all amenities--it's only a block from a gourmet grocery store, the post office, the bus line, a used/new bookstore, a movie theater, varied and fantastic restaurants, clothing stores, and coffee shops. Wendy Sprague is the perfect hostess and provides everything you need, including hair dryer, electric tea pot, coffee pot, t.v., radio, etc. Her rooms are decorated tastefully and creatively. Breakfasts are a treat. When I stay there, I always have breakfast in her delightful, quiet gardens. I've stayed there six times. If you're in Berekeley, this is the place to be!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

Wendy is the best hostess--she thinks of everything. The beds are extremely comfortable, and the rooms are immaculate and decorated with taste and creativity. The surrounding area is quiet and beautifully landscaped and lighted, and breakfast in the garden is a treat. Within a block or two: cinema, bookstore, fine ethnic dining, and coffee. The bus stop to the UC Berkeley campus is only a block away so a car is not necessary.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about The Brick Path Bed and Breakfast

Address: 1805 Marin Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707
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Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Immaculate and welcoming, Berkeley Brick Path Bed and Breakfast is located in North Berkeley, just around the corner from Solano Avenue, one of Berkeley's best neighborhood shopping areas, and approximately two miles from UC Berkeley. The Brick Path offers three attractive suites - The Master Bedroom, The Fireplace Room, and The Cottage - and beautiful yards and gardens. All rooms have modern private baths, separate guest entrances, high-speed wireless Internet, and exceptionally comfortable queen-size beds. ... more   less 

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